Dept. of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Instructor/Assistant Professor of Literacy Education(full-time, temporary, 1 year)

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bridgewater, MA
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Dept. of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Instructor/Assistant Professor of Literacy Education(full-time, temporary, 1 year)

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information
1 year Temp

Department Summary

From Bridgewater State University's inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU's institutional values, the work of the President's Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus' commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers a variety of accredited programs including Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, and Master of Education leading to initial licensure and professional licensure in Reading (Reading Specialist and Language, Literacy, and Culture concentrations) and Elementary Education (include STEM and technology concentrations). The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is committed to preparing thoughtful professional educators who are prepared to teach diverse learners in the 21st century. As such, the department prioritizes racial equity and values racial diversity and equity-related work. Successful candidates will be staff members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Essential Duties

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a full-time, temporary Instructor or Assistant Professor in Literacy Education. Responsibilities include

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate reading/literacy courses to a diverse population of students
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate practicum students
  • Participate in the development of departmental curricula, contribute to the development of the undergraduate reading minor and graduate reading program.
  • Participate in department meetings, serve on faculty committees, support initiatives, and adhere to all institutional policies
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure proper alignment of related courses.
Required Qualifications
  • A doctorate in Reading/Literacy or Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Reading/Literacy is required by the start of employment.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience as a full-time classroom teacher in grades preK-6 is required
  • A current early childhood or elementary public-school teaching license is required.
  • Experience as a practicing consulting teacher of reading, reading specialist/ interventionist, or a literacy coach
  • Experience teaching higher education courses in literacy, or as part of a literacy curriculum in a leadership role
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising that enhances an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using critical literacy theory to explore history and social science topics
  • Possession of a teaching license for reading/literacy specialist, consultant teacher of reading, or similar
  • Teaching experience and/or research that includes a focus on digital literacy and technology in the early childhood, elementary, and/or middle school classroom
  • Experience teaching online courses and/or demonstrated competency using web teaching technologies
  • Participation in scholarly activities, including research, conference presentations, in-service workshops and/or education-related community service
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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